HISCOM AGM 2016 Brisbane

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Meeting Location

FM Bailey Room, Queensland Herbarium, Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha Road, Toowong.




Welcome and Institution Updates

  • AD:
  • BRI:
  • CANB:
  • CHR:
  • DNA:
  • HO:
  • MEL:
  • NSW:
  • PERTH:
  • ALA:

Minutes and actions from previous meetings

Elected Positions

  • Chair
  • Assistant Chair
  • Deputy Chair (and CHAH Rep.)
  • Technical Coordinator
  • AVH User Liaison
  • ALA Collections Community Coordinator

CHAH correspondence (Michelle Waycott)

ALA Biological Collections Workshop Feb 2016 - summary

Email lists (discuss options)

SESSION 1 - Updates, ALA/AVH

GBIF Update (Donna Lewis on behalf of Ursula Smith)

TDWG Update (Aaron Wilton)

FCIG/CHAFC AGM update (Donna Lewis)

HISCOM wiki (Niels Klazenga)


ALA Update (Michael Hope)

AVH Update (Niels Klazenga, Michael Hope, Ryonen Butcher)

AVH/NZ amalgamation (Aaron Wilton, Michael Hope)

Annotation Service (Ben Richardson)

Additional AVH filters, i.e. Bush Blitz, type images etc

Data quality and usability (Niels Klazenga)



HISPID Terms http://hiscom.github.io/hispid/terms/

XML Schemas (or first draft) for the HISPID elements are now in https://github.com/hiscom/hispid/tree/master/xsd CMF template, plus instructions on how to use it, in https://github.com/hiscom/avh-biocase


National Species List (Anne Fuchs)

  • Status
  • State Census NSL/BNTi requirements
  • Electronic ingestion of publication data (what standards are available/appropriate, how should we do it)
  • Survey Results


GPI and Images (Niels Klazenga, Michael Hope, Donna Lewis)

  • GPI images to the AVH - status
  • Survey Results
  • Image mobilisation beyond GPI (AVH, eFlora Platform) - options

eFlora Platform Images (Michael Hope, Donna Lewis)


Outstanding items from previous sessions

HISCOM Future Directions

Data quality - how and what needs to be done to manage and to expose data quality [MW request]

CHAH Recommendations from HISCOM

Next HISCOM AGM (Donna Lewis)